Yesterday I have rooted by Samsung Galaxy Tab. I have tried Apple iPad earlier and after a week jail-broken that, because you cant do anything without Jailbreaking in iPad (att least from Bangladesh). After buying Android based Galaxy Tab, I was using it without rooting (having root access, or ‘root’ user’s permission. But I found it difficult to see squares in Bangla writing. No Bangla font was installed. Googled and found this useful articleon how install Bangla font. It also said that you need to be root first and then run several commands. The process seemed clumsy to me (as I hate typing those cryptic commands without understanding first). So, my first mission was to root the device.
Here is the process you can follow:
- If you are not aware about rooting or dont understand what does it mean – first Google and learn about its pros and cons. From Android market, you can download the app Root and Me. It gives you needed information on Rooting.
- After deciding to root your device, first configure your Android device (SGT) to allow USB debugging. To do this, tap Menu > Settings > Applications > Development, then check USB Debugging.
- Download SuperOneClick from here. Extract the Zip file and run SuperOneClick.exe. It looks like the following screenshot.
- Now connect your device (Samsung Galaxy Tab) to your computer through given connector. If Kies starts, close that. Now click on Root button on SuperOneClick window. After few seconds, it will show message saying that your device is rooted.
- After rooting your device, you can install some other useful apps from the Android market. For such apps, search Android market for ‘Root’ keyword.